OMAHA, Neb. -- Over 12 years in prison was given to an Omaha man following his meth-related conviction.

Acting U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr said 51-year-old James Graves, of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Tuesday. He was convicted of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Graves will serve 151 months in prison with a five-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.

Court documents state that investigators used a search warrant for a home on S 45th St. in Omaha, where Graves and Joshua Finken lived, on Sept. 27, 2022. Graves was at the home during the search and admitted to investigators that he bought distribution amounts of meth from Finken over the previous six months.

Officials said they found a safe in Graves’s upstairs bedroom with meth inside. Finken lived in the basement, where investigators found several packages of meth and more than $17,000 in drug proceeds collocated in another safe. Laboratory testing confirmed at least 295 grams of meth were found in the basement.

According to authorities, Finken was arrested on Oct. 23, 2022, when Omaha Police Department officers responded to a motorcycle accident at S 45th St. and Leavenworth St. in Omaha. Finken was running away from the scene on foot, apparently injured. He left a backpack behind where the motorcycle crashed, which was searched by officers and was found to have at least 159 grams of meth.

Finken’s jury trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 30.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Transnational Organized Crime (TOC-West) Task Force and the Bellevue Police Department.